St. Olaf College ~ Buntrock Student Center

Northfield, Minnesota

Project Description

The Buntrock Commons, a three-story center, includes cafeteria dining facilities, The Cage (coffee shop), The Pause (a nightclub), a food service area, post office, a small Viking theater, social center, bookstore and facilities for student organizations and campus government, as well as a radio station. The facility encompasses approximately 170,000 sq. ft.

Unique materials were incorporated into the construction of Buntrock Commons. Vermont slate roofing materials for the addition were carefully matched to make a seamless transition between the existing facilities and new structures. Brazilian slate floor tile, recycled lumber architectural trusses, Anigre and Makore wood wall panels, fiber optic lighting, copper wall panels, flame finished red granite, Mankato-Kasota cut stove and quarried Lannon limestone were also included.

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Architect/Engineer

Sasaki Associates, Inc

Boldt's Role

Construction Manager, General Contractor

Key Points

  • Boldt was brought on board at St. Olaf College for preconstruction services including value engineering, scheduling and budget development.
  • This project was completed on time and below budget.